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Coral Reef Beach House - Relax or Dive in Paradise, great central location

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 260 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2 Bath House With Pool, and full dive and snorkel set up

Coral Reef Beach House is a beautiful house located in Judith's Fancy, one of the few gated communities on the island of St. Croix. It has 3 1/2 bedrooms (2 king and 1 queen and 1 full size beds) and 2 1/2 baths. The master walk-in closet has been converted to a small bedroom with a full size bed (hence the 1/2 bedroom, great for small children). The 1/2 bath is off the patio and close to the 6 foot deep tiled pool.

Ask the onsite managers if they will open a fresh coconut from the many coconut palms in the yard while you play some of the games like croquet and cornhole. Then enjoy some fresh local seafood on the large propane BBQ grill with some fresh blended fruit drinks. The house is centrally located on the island with a nice grocery store nearby.

The fun onsite managers are scuba instructors with full dive and snorkel equipment for your St. Croix underwater adventures. They offer private dive instruction and guided tours to St. Croix's top dive sites. Onsite rinse tanks, drying racks and secure guest gear storage. For the nondivers, they do snorkel instruction and guided tours.

The onsite managers can also give suggestions and set up fun activities to do both topside and in the water.

More Details

Property Manager
Melinda Gapen
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Melinda Gapen

Doug, an optometrist from Sparks, Nevada has been coming to St. Croix for the excellent diving and knew that he wanted to buy a vacation property here so he could have an excuse to get to the island more often.

Mel and Greg Gapen are the fun knowledgeable onsite managers who have lived on island for 6 years as dive instructors and dive shop managers. They love their island and will make suggestions to help you get the most out of your trip to St. Croix. Greg grew up in Illinois and Mel grew up in Southern California. It had been a dream to move to the Caribbean and in 2009 the dream came true! They run a private dive instruction and guided dive business on the island.

Melinda Gapen purchased this house in 2014

Why Melinda Gapen chose Judith's Fancy

Doug purchased Coral Reef Beach House after looking at a number of other places. He knew right off this was a great house. It is beautiful, comfortable and the cool ocean breezes and sounds of the waves are priceless. The central location on the north side of the island makes it so easy to get to North Shore beaches or Christiansted. The property is an acre lot with a pool, large grass yard for children to play, and adults to play lawn games. The roads are safe for walking and jogging through Judith's Fancy and admiring the gorgeous ocean views.

What makes this house unique

Coral Reef Beach House has an a nice sized pool patio and an enclosed patio with a 6 person glass table for outdoor dining and other comfortable wicker chairs to sit and relax and talk all of the exciting activities you did today. Come see why Coral Reef Beach House is a beautiful comfortable house to relax in the Caribbean on vacation.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Judith's Fancy, Virgin Islands

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 260 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outside Bathroom - toilet , Conveniently located next to patio, near pool.
  • Each bathroom has a hair dryer, fluffy bath linens, liquid bath soap, and shampoo for your use.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest Room-King - 1 king
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Children's Room - 1 double , This is a small bedroom within the Master Bedroom
    Guest Room-Queen - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom has a ceiling fan and the master bedroom has a TV. All bedrooms have an air conditioner wall unit except the children's room.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Coral Reef Beach House - Relax or Dive in Paradise, great central location
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Nice house

  • 5 of 5

We had a really good holiday and the house had everything we needed. Wi enjoyed the lovely swimming pool and the quiet area. The house is centrally located on the island and Greg is a nice host.

Fam. Mikkelsen

  • Submitted: 4-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic - The Woods Family

  • 5 of 5

From Beginning to end, our stay at Coral Reef Beach House was simply fantastic. Mel and Greg made sure to contact us before our trip to make sure that everything was perfect from the time we landed to the day we left. They were such a great souce of information. The property was wonderful, and the home was, well, It was like being home away from home, except we spent it in paradise. From the short walk to the beach, to the sound of the surf at nights, it was nothing short of perfect. Well, perfection would be if we never had to leave. We would definitely suggest to anyone, please visit, and spend some time at the Coral Reef Beach House. We have already marked our calendars for next year.

  • Submitted: 6-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place for a family get together!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying here for my cousin's wedding. We hosted the reception here and Mel & Greg were absolutely fabulous! They helped us clean up, provided a tent and extension cords, and were always reachable if we needed anything. The pool was amazing and my six year old daughter loved the kid room off the master bedroom. There was 6 of us staying there and we hosted the wedding for 55 people. We'll be staying here every time we visit stx!

  • Submitted: 10-Mar-2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gentle Breeze & Wonderful View

  • 5 of 5

The property was absolutely wonderful with the East Trade Winds keeping everyone cool throughout the day. At night you can hear the water on the beach as you fall asleep and in the morning wake up to a beautiful view. Mel and Greg were wonderful and took exceptional care of us the entire trip. They even met us at the airport and guided us to the property which is nothing less than exceptional customer service. They provided directions to both shopping and close restaurant locations.

  • Submitted: 5-Mar-2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We really enjoyed having your group stay here at Coral Reef Beach House and taking you diving around the island and trying different restaurants. When you come back again we can take you to even more dive sites! Thanks again for staying with us!
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Wonderful location

  • 4 of 5

The property had lots of charm and was furthermore super practical. The pool was great with kids. We so enjoyed to walk around within the gated community of Judith's Fancy, enjoying spectacular views.

  • Submitted: 12-Jan-2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Therese for the review! We enjoyed having your family stay at the house and it was fun to see the kids spend a lot of time playing in the pool.
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wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed just over a week at the Coral Reef Beach House and had a wonderful time. We traveled with another family, so there were four adults and three kids total, and this property was perfect for us. The house was beautiful and well equipped with a full kitchen, large living and dining areas, excellent outdoor spaces, laundry room, and comfortable bedrooms. The pool was perfect for the kids, everyone swam in it at least twice a day!

The location was great, just 15-20 minutes outside of Christiansted and about 30 minutes away from Fredericksted. You will need to rent a car, but it's easy to navigate the island and we were able to easily drive everywhere from the house as a home-base. It's a gated community, which can provide peace of mind (though the whole island felt very safe to me). The beach is right across the street, though unfortunately it is too rocky to swim at. It was great for ocean breezes in the evening though!

Mel and Greg were fantastic hosts and property managers. Their cottage is right next door, and they were always happy to answer questions and help us figure out our plans. One member of our party even took a SCUBA lesson with them and loved it! We had one slight issue with the water pump while we were there, and it was resolved immediately and to our satisfaction.

In short, this was the perfect space for our two families to share while we explored the island! I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: 18-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sarah, Thank you for the review. It was great to have you, Ted and Emmy, Kate, Azur, Zilfa, and Edwyn stay here! Hearing the giggles of everyone in the pool each day would make me laugh. Come back and stay again for your next vacation on the island! Mel and Greg
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Henry Rohlsen Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Blues Backyard BBQ
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Carambla Golf
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Blues backyard BBQ
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Beach at Judith's Fancy across the street
Car: recommended

Coral Beach House is located in Judith's Fancy, which is considered one of the nicest and safest gated communities on St. Croix. There are lots of picturesque points to stop and view Salt River to the west and Christiansted and Buck Island to the east. Great area for walking and jogging in the fresh sea air.

St. Croix is a hidden gem when it comes to snorkeling and scuba diving. We have a variety of fish and healthy corals. Come dive the Wall which is 9 miles long and has a number of dive sites along it. It starts as shallow as 30 feet and goes down to 3,000 feet! Incredible!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Judith's Fancy, Virgin Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2018
Jan 11 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$16 per night, per additional guest
Low Season 2018
May 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$16 per night, per additional guest
High Season '18
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 19 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$16 per night, per additional guest
Holiday 2018/19
Dec 20 2018 - Jan 10 2019
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$16 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$64.06
Tax Rate 12.5%

Cancellation policy
Cancellation must be in writing. Cancellation more than 45 days prior to arrival will be an 80% refund of deposit. Less than 45 days will be 80% refund of full payment made. Less than 7 days prior to arrival will be a 25% refund of payment made.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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